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Painting is still a dominant paradigm within contemporary art practice and has a long and varied tradition within the visual arts. Within this unit you will gain an introductory understanding of the broad context of this medium and its place within contemporary visual culture as well as within the canon of twentieth and twenty-first century art practice. You will be encouraged to explore the possibilities of paint media in order to become familiar with the painting process as a creative strategy.
Directed by staff and technicians, in the context of a studio/workshop/tutorial curriculum, you will be introduced to traditional techniques, new technologies and approaches to contemporary painting practice.
Projects encompass directed learning, collaboration and cross-media engagement and are choreographed and critiqued so as to reflect the breadth of contemporary practice. Students will be encouraged to consider connections to other Studio units.
Study of this unit will involve undertaking basic skills and techniques, and introduce you to experimenting, critiquing and conceptualising media, forms and methods. You will also learn how to source information and materials in addition to applying safe work practices.
|Unit name||Painting 1|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
Dr. Yvette Watt
Dr Yvette Watt + sessional staff
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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3hr weekly studio sessions, that comprise of technical workshops, group learning activities and individual studio time, + 6 x 1hr lecture/viewing/demonstration.
There is an expectation of at least an additional 3hrs independent practical work in the studio weekly (13 weeks, including an Independent Study Week).
Ongoing formative feedback through written, verbal, visual, individual and collective presentations and critique.
Non assessed hurdle and milestone tasks as described in the unit outline.
Folio of completed projects submitted at the end of the unit and portfolio of relevant supporting material evidencing brief observations and reflections of the semester's work and contextual investigation (maximum 15 pages) (100%)
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